Accountable care organization (ACO)

By Mike Miliard 10:05 am December 14, 2015
We polled the chief information officers of top IT departments and asked them about the projects they'll be pursuing in 2016 as well as their predictions for healthcare or health IT in the coming year.
Information highway
By Jessica Davis 10:46 am November 10, 2015
Aledade, the ACO-focused startup launched by Farzad Mostashari, MD, announced Monday that Erica Galvez, former interoperability portfolio manager at ONC, will become the company's director of health information exchange.
By Karen Handmaker 02:56 pm November 03, 2015
Population health management continues to gain momentum as a strategy for improving care quality and outcomes while preparing healthcare organizations for the transition to value-based care. We offer three examples -- deep dives -- on three approaches.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
By Susan Morse 10:24 am October 22, 2015
Recognizing that its participation had become "unsustainable from a financial point of view," Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is leaving CMS' Pioneer Accountable Care Organization program after more than $3 million in losses.
By Kaiser Health News 09:31 am October 22, 2015
Three years in, the ACO program has many success stories, but it's not yet saving Medicare money. Is it working? Several experts from across healthcare weigh in with their thoughts.
Phrenology head
By Derek Richards 08:42 am October 06, 2015
With a wide variety of program options available, it is crucial that ACOs focus on the "gold standard" of online behavioral telehealth programs, which are evidence-based, outcomes-focused and created by subject matter experts.
By Bernie Monegain 07:56 am September 10, 2015
In an unprecedented alliance between client and vendor, Boston-based Partners HealthCare and Salt Lake City-based Health Catalyst have agreed to share best practices, intellectual property, technology and training in an effort to take population health management to new heights.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
By Susan Morse 10:41 am August 31, 2015
Following two years of considerable financial losses, one health system is considering dropping out of the CMS Pioneer ACO program altogether.
Butterfly emerging
By Mike Miliard 05:40 am August 25, 2015
By now, everyone's got an EMR. And most providers are also making use of ancillary technologies to help harness patient data toward more efficient care and better outcomes. But many species of health IT are still surprisingly underused in the U.S. hospital market.
Farzad Mostashari
By Bernie Monegain 10:34 am August 13, 2015
Less than two months after raising $30 million in Series B funding, Aledade, the physician-focused company launched by former National Coordinator Farzad Mostashari, MD, is set to launch new accountable care organizations in seven states.

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